Decorating with Color

Interior design by Melanie Martin. Photography by Caroline Smith.

SHINING WHITE

As spa designers know so well, white is queen when it comes to creating an uplifting and soothing ambience. Use architectural details and a variety of textures to keep alabaster décor from becoming too flat or downright boring. A striking piece of furniture, a shaggy rug, or a light fixture with a wow factor can attract as much attention as any jolt of color. The added advantage with such a neutral backdrop? You can introduce just about any tint your mood dictates with a fresh bouquet of flowers or a cozy throw.